Bridge the Travel Gap

The Okanagan Take 1

‘Changes in our lives are like soft waves nudging the shoreline.  Accept each one as an opportunity to go with the flow and experience life from a new perspective.’

Week 2 in Canada means moving to one of the longer stops on our tour of North America – Killiney Beach, my parents cabin is located here and has 180 degree views of Okanagan Lake – a wine and fruit region and is about 5 hours from Vancouver.  It’s a semi-arid desert region (yes, Canada does have deserts), so the days are hot and the nights cool.  It’s a very popular holiday destination for many Vancouverites and Albertans.

So our journey started by leaving Cultus Lake going to Harrison Hot Springs,


I found the Sasquatch!

where you’ll find the famous Sasquatch

and a lovely hot spring pool, then driving Highway 7 to Squamish to a have a stellar dinner at a local eatery on the river

Water Shed Cafe

Water Shed Cafe – Squamish

and our first night in a tent.

The next day, we were off to Britannia mine,

Britannia Mines

Britannia Mines

which is a mining museum for copper, which has vastly improved since my childhood experiences.

Then it was off to the famous Whistler Village

Whstler Welcome Totem

Whistler Village Welcome Totem

of recent Winter Olympics fame.  A great place to spend some time anytime of year, but we just had an afternoons taster with plans to make a more extended visit when we come back – someday.  We saw 3 beautiful waterfalls

and then did the long drive through beautiful hills, forests and valleys to my parents place, but, only made it to Merritt due to landslides on our original route through Kamloops – some place we will, also, need to do ‘next time.’  Still we’ve arrived here and are soaking up the beauty and star filled skies – plus a tubing trip between the lakes.  Great place to be!

Do you have a favourite natural beauty country you have been to, if so, where?


Forgot to mention in the original letter about our walk around Bear Creek, which is a good little walk and the name holds true, so do bring your bear aware knowledge when walking this trail.  It only takes about an hour.  We didn’t see a bear, but we did see some bear skat (pooh).

Bear Creek

Bear Creek

Also, we didn’t do it this trip, but I can highly recommend going to Fintry and it’s historic house, it’s interesting and a beautiful park with a walk up to a waterfall.


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